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Published 23 hours ago
Get a flu shot
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
It is a mystery that so many people pass on flu shots. Only about half of Americans get one, statistics show. …

Published 23 hours ago
Put water access first
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Nearly a month after the judge who is hearing Detroit’s bankruptcy case declined to extend a moratorium on the city’s suspension of water service to customers who have fallen far behind on their bills, the United Nations held a hearing this week that exposed the shutoffs’ adverse impact on residents. …

Published 23 hours ago
Road kill
Editorials
Between 1970 and 2010, the Earth lost most of its wildlife, according to new data collected by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Zoological Society of London. The groups’s report is alarming, even as creatures such as otters, wolves, and buffalo make a comeback. …

Published 23 hours ago
Assault on Canada
Editorials
Two attacks this week, in Ottawa and near Montreal, have focused global attention on Mideast developments and Canada’s role in them. …

Published 23 hours ago
State GOP win would be dismal
Letters to the Editor
Of course Ohio Republicans want a decisive sweep in the midterm election (“GOP rally aims to turn Nov. 4 into landslide,” Oct. 17). They will see that as a mandate to turn Ohio into a right-to-work state, bust public-sector unions, cut taxes for the rich on the backs of the working class and poor, and turn …

10/24/2014 12:00 AM
Mich. House race has suspense
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Fred Upton was first elected to represent the Kalamazoo area in Congress in 1986, when Ronald Reagan was president and almost nobody was online. …

10/24/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: Terror in Canada
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

10/24/2014 12:00 AM
Watch corporate subsidies
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Gov. John Kasich’s re-election campaign emphasizes his administration’s economic record, touting the 250,000 private-sector jobs created in Ohio since he took office in 2011. But Ohio continues to fare poorly by national standards for its public disclosure of the incentives it gives businesses to locate, expand, and create jobs in our state. …

10/24/2014 12:00 AM
Islamic State’s gains
Editorials
Despite — or perhaps because of — its violent extremism, Islamic State continues to gain adherents, not only in places close to its operations in Iraq and Syria, but also in Western nations, including the United States. President Obama’s determination to restrict U.S. participation in the fight against ISIS to airstrikes and the provision of small arms to opposing …

10/24/2014 12:00 AM
Stryker jail a model of efficiency
Letters to the Editor
I have been a volunteer for more than five years at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio (CCNO) near Stryker (“Dollars and sense,” editorial, Oct. 23). Volunteering has been rewarding, helping inmates who come from six jurisdictions: Lucas, Defiance, Fulton, Henry, and Williams counties and the City of Toledo. …